Lepidozamia peroffskyana is a palm like cycad with large, spiky leaves which arise from a centre crown. It is from eastern Australia, and is popular in landscaping, as it is an easy care plant with few pests and diseases. It is slow growing and drought and cold tolerant. It prefers a dappled shade position. It is good as a garden specimen, as well as for containers.
The seeds contain toxic compounds which have caused fatalities to both people and livestock.
|Scientific Name:||Lepidozamia peroffskyana|
|Common Name:||Cycad Palm|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control|
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